Sometimes when it rains, it pours. And sometimes when it pours, it pours inside your house.
As roofers, we know that nobody ever wants to consider the possibility that their roof will spring a leak, but the reality is that if your roof is a bit on the older side or if it has experienced some weather damage, it might happen to you. Regardless, it is always best to be prepared for any situation. So, if you find yourself thinking, “I have a leaky roof! What do I do?” then this is the blog for you.
Water damage is irreversible. This means that if you spot a leak, the first thing you should do is use plastic coverings to cover anything that can be damaged. This is a great method to use on things like furniture. For smaller items, we recommend removing them from the room entirely.
Target the leak, find out where water is pouring from, then immediately place a bucket or any time of container beneath the leak in order to catch the water. This will help you avoid water damage to your belongings as well as avoid accidentally obtaining an indoor swimming pool. If you find water splashing all over the place, put a towel under the bucket to absorb the water, or lead a string from the leak to over the bucket/container to act as a “guide” for the water.
Make sure you have coverage, especially if you believe that your home has sustained damages. Even if your insurance doesn’t cover water damages, etc. it is recommended to do this to find out for sure to begin the planning stages (repairs).
Once you’ve done all of that, the most important step comes next: fixing your roof. Be sure to call a professional roofer in your area to fix your roof. Although a DIY project may seem tempting, you should never fool around with your roof as it is one of the most essential part of your home’s structure. Leave it to professionals with over 30 years of experience, like us at Turnbull Roofing!
Some things you can do to achieve this are:
So, your roof is leaking. What do you do? You call Turnbull Roofing. For roofing maintenance, repairs or replacement, we’ve got you covered.